Cameroonian troops have reportedly killed 143 members of the Boko Haram sect after the sect attempted an attack on a military base in Kolofata on Monday.
According to Cameroon’s Minister of Information; “It should be noted that Baga and the neighboring towns have been under a series of attacks and harassment by the terrorists. In the course of this, many residents have left, leaving the population in the town almost seriously depleted. Many were also able to escape while the terrorists’ battle with troops lasted”.
He told Al Jazeera that between 200 and 300 insurgents had been killed as Cameroonian troops repelled the attack.